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Nov 19, 2014 - Tupelo, MS (Comfort Inn)

November 19/14 It was a cloudy day to start out but we travelled down the Natchez Trace Parkway again as we did the first year of Rving. The Parkway was not busy at all and doing 50 mph was very enjoyable. No commercial trucks are allowed on the Parkway. This time we stayed at the Comfort Inn in Tupelo. Campground Notes: A fairly nice clean hotel. $73.36 including tax/night (Georgian Alumni Discounted), excellent Wi-Fi, decent complementary breakfast.

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May 17, 2014 - Natchez Trace Parkway

We spent several days going North and East on the Natchez Trace Parkway. It starts at Natchez, Mississippi and ends just south of Nashville, Tennessee through a bit of Alabama for a total of 444 miles. Our intentions were to drive all of it; but, we had a flat tire on the RV and decided to get off the Trace and go see some kinfolk. There are several turnouts or "photo ops" along the route. We stopped and got several and learned some history of the area. We also got off the trace to find campgrounds and things to do. We visited the site of...

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Mar 28, 2014 - Elvis Country

Before I get into the days activities, we have some sad news. Ringo, our new cat, disappeared last night. He hadn’t really come out of hiding since we started the trip. He was in the bedroom last night when Sue went to bed. When we were getting ready to leave this morning we didn’t see him in the usual places where he was hiding. Thinking he found a new place to hide we headed off toward Mississippi. As we drove on he didn’t show up in the litter box or his bed, so when we arrived in Tupelo, we tore Winnie apart to try to find him, but no...

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Dec 8, 2013 - Tupelo MS

12/8 About 0530 we pull out of a Walmart just south of Little Rock headed east. It is really icy. Good thing is at 0530 on a Sunday morning there are not many people on the road, so we slowly make out way towards the Interstate and to get fuel. We do a little sliding into the gas station, it helps having done that a bit before. We see a few other people slide in and one guy spend about 15 min trying to get out of the parking lot. No matter how hard he floored it he just kept having a hard time getting up that up hill exit from the filling...

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Sep 20, 2013 - Tupelo MS

Prepare to be less than spellbound. We left North Little Rock in the rain at 9:00. It didn’t stop until we got to the east side of Memphis a little after noon. We pulled into the campground in Tupelo at 1:30. It started to rain here at 3:00. It is now 8:00 and it’s still raining and the radar looks like it isn’t going to stop till tomorrow. But it ain’t hot so we’ll take it for now. We are planning to pull out of here in the morning – in the rain I suspect - and head NE about an hour to our home-away-from-home in Red Bay and hopefully be...

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Sep 19, 2013 - Tennessee, Mississippi, Georgia

Tues. we drove from Fort Smith Arkansas to Camp Joseph Robinson in North Little Rock Arkansas where we spent the night. Wed took us from Little Rock, Arkansas to Tupelo Mississippi, through Memphis TN. Memphis looked interesting but for some reason we didn't feel like exploring. Figured it is close enough that we can take a short trip there. Neither Arkansas or Mississippi impressed us from the highway. Didn't take any time to explore any areas. No area really called us to explore it. Today we drove from Tupelo to Tallapoosa, GA, which is 5...

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Aug 25, 2013 - Tupelo, MS.

When leaving Nashville we decided to take the Natchez Trace south instead of the freeway to Memphis. We have previously spent time in Memphis, as well as the southern end of the Trace, so we thought we would try the north end of the Trace and go to Tupelo, MS. Driving the Trace with a motorhome is not the same as in a car. The road is narrow, with no shoulders, and most all the scenery and sights are drives off the main road. Not something you want to do in a motorhome with a car in tow. We managed some 160 miles to Tupelo. It's beautiful...

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Mar 31, 2013 - Elvis Birthplace

While in Red Bay we did get out and do some touring. Today we went to visit the birthplace of the greatest signer "Elvis Presely." Vernon Presley, Elvis’ father, with help from Jessie and Vester, his brothers, built the home where Elvis was born in 1934 with $180 that Vernon borrowed from his employer. It was in this humble, two room house lit by a single light in each room that, Elvis Aaron Presley was born on January 8, 1935. Elvis was one of two children born to Vernon and Gladys. Elvis’ twin, Jessie Garon, was stillborn. The car you...

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Sep 21, 2012 - Shiloh

Field trip - 65 miles to Shiloh Natl. Battlefield We started at the Visitor's Center with a 50 minute movie and that really was interesting and informative. Then it was a self-guided car tour through the battlefield - very similar to Gettysburg. 4 stamps for my book. The Ranger told us about the Civil War Interpretive Center in Corinth 20 miles away but toward getting back to the RV. 4 more stamps !!!! All in all a good day. EXCEPT - today was iPhone 5 day and I SHOULD have been waiting in line to get mine. Instead I'm on this wonderful...

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Sep 20, 2012 - Civil War - Elvis

Yup - it was Civil War battlefield day. First we went to Brice Cross Roads battlefield - the South won. Next was Tupelo battlefield - the North won. Two stamps for my book!!! Then we switched gears - we went the site of Elvis' birthplace. We were going to move to Alabama tomorrow BUT, instead, we are going to Shiloh Battlefield in Tennessee. I'm okay with that - another stamp for my book and Bob really likes the Civil War Trail. I'm not as enthusiastic about the battlefields but I do always learn something interesting and fair is fair -...

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Sep 19, 2012 - Travel day-Central High School

We disconnected the car and drove 15 miles to Central High School in Little Rock, AK. It is the only high school designated as a historical site. It is the site where school desegregation reached a crisis with the “Little Rock Nine”. In 1957 it became the defining moment in the South’s “massive resistance” to school desegration. Only 9 blacks students were brave enough to attend even though the school have had to allow 2,000. It was strictly voluntary. Every road block was thrown in their way, including not being able to participate in...

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Aug 12, 2012 - Tupelo MS

De West Memphis à Tupelo MS Distance parcourrue 124 milles Campground Natchez Trace Trail RV Je couche 2 nuits Le campground est situé directement sur la Natchez Trace Trail à 7 miles de Tupelo, lieu de naissance d'Elvis Prestley. En arrivant je demande quelles sont les attractions touristiques principales à part la maison de naissance d'Elvis et on me dit qu'il y a un tres beau musée d'automobile qui est ouvert dimanche mais est fermé lundi. Je m'y dirrige donc et je ne suis pas désappointé. La collection d'automobiles datant du début du...

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